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Thursday  December 23, 2004

Three Marines killed in Fallujah fighting 12/23/2004, 8:16 p.m. PT
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. Marine infantrymen fought with insurgents in Fallujah on Thursday as warplanes and tanks bombarded guerrilla positions in the heaviest fighting here in weeks. The clashes raged as nearly 1,000 residents returned to the devastated city for the first time since U.S. troops drove out most of the militants last month.
Rumsfeld makes surprise visit to Iraq 12/23/2004, 6:35 p.m. PT
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived here before dawn Friday amid tight security at an air base in northern Iraq where an insurgent's attack on a military dining hall killed 14 U.S. troops and eight other people earlier this week.
No security changes yet after Iraq bombing 12/23/2004, 6:06 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. military didn't immediately tighten security across Iraq on Thursday in the aftermath of an apparent suicide bombing, but security experts said improved screening of visitors and fewer large troop gatherings would help counter insurgents' tactics.
Three Marines killed in Fallujah fighting 12/23/2004, 6:05 p.m. PT
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. Marine infantrymen fought with insurgents in Fallujah on Thursday as warplanes and tanks bombarded guerrilla positions in the heaviest fighting here in weeks. The clashes raged as nearly 1,000 residents returned to the devastated city for the first time since U.S. troops drove out most of the militants last month.
Three Marines killed in Fallujah fighting 12/23/2004, 4:37 p.m. PT
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. Marine infantrymen fought with insurgents in Fallujah on Thursday as warplanes and tanks bombarded guerrilla positions in the heaviest fighting here in weeks. The clashes raged as nearly 1,000 residents returned to the devastated city for the first time since U.S. troops drove out most of the militants last month.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 12/23/2004, 3:58 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, at least 1,323 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1034 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include three military civilians.
Three Marines killed in Fallujah fighting 12/23/2004, 3:15 p.m. PT
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. Marine infantrymen fought with insurgents in Fallujah on Thursday as warplanes and tanks bombarded guerrilla positions in the heaviest fighting here in weeks. The clashes raged as nearly 1,000 residents returned to the devastated city for the first time since U.S. troops drove out most of the militants last month.
U.S.: Mosul bomber wore Iraqi uniform 12/23/2004, 2:14 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The suicide bomber believed to have blown himself up in a U.S. military dining tent near Mosul this week, killing more than 20 people, was probably wearing an Iraqi military uniform, the U.S. military said Thursday.
U.S.: Mosul bomber wore Iraqi uniform 12/23/2004, 2:14 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The suicide bomber believed to have blown himself up in a U.S. military dining tent near Mosul this week, killing more than 20 people, was probably wearing an Iraqi military uniform, the U.S. military said Thursday.
No security changes yet after Iraq bombing 12/23/2004, 2:09 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. military didn't immediately tighten security across Iraq on Thursday in the aftermath of an apparent suicide bombing, but security experts said improved screening of visitors and fewer large troop gatherings would help counter insurgents' tactics.
Al-Qaida-linked group denies car blasts 12/23/2004, 11:43 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The terrorist group led by Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi denied Thursday that it staged car bombings that killed 67 people in two holy Shiite Muslim cities this week, but stressed that it will continue to attack those who help the Americans.
Christians in Iraq shun Christmas cheer 12/23/2004, 9:09 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Basman Sabah doesn't feel it's Christmas. He'll stay home and skip Mass. Most of his friends and relatives have fled the country. He didn't even buy a Christmas tree.
Three U.S. Marines killed in Iraq 12/23/2004, 8:14 a.m. PT
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) Three U.S. Marines were killed in action in Iraq's volatile western Anbar province on Thursday, a military spokesperson said.
Casualties reported after Fallujah clashes 12/23/2004, 6:49 a.m. PT
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) U.S. Marines battled insurgents in Fallujah on Thursday with warplanes dropping bombs and tanks shelling suspected guerrilla positions, causing deaths on both sides, as the first 200 residents returned to the battered city.
Iraq bombing represents security breach 12/23/2004, 6:00 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) The suspected suicide attack inside an Army mess hall in Iraq represents a breach of the most basic principles of military security and points to significant weaknesses in the screening of Iraqis who are allowed onto the base, experts say.
General: Suicide bomber behind Iraq attack 12/23/2004, 5:43 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) A suicide bomber was the likely cause of the deadliest single attack on American troops in Iraq an explosion at a U.S. base that killed 22 people, the Pentagon's top general said Wednesday.
U.S. re-examines security at Iraq bases 12/23/2004, 3:36 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The U.S. military was re-examining security measures at bases across Iraq on Thursday, a day after saying an attack that killed 22 people at a camp near Mosul was likely carried out by a suicide bomber who may have had inside information.
Iraq bombing represents security breach 12/23/2004, 2:03 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) The suspected suicide attack inside an Army mess hall in Iraq represents a breach of the most basic principles of military security and points to significant weaknesses in the screening of Iraqis who are allowed onto the base, experts say.

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